As the founding dean of the Faculty of Law at Ryerson University, Donna Young welcomed the first cohort of Ryerson Law students in September 2020. With a scholarship focus on law and inequality, race and gender discrimination, and academic freedom, Donna is leading the institution in reimagining legal education to create a new kind of lawyer, driven by a curriculum designed to enhance diversity in the legal profession, and to improve access to justice. From engaging critically with technology as it intersects with the law to exploring new ways to expand the reach of representation and justice, Ryerson’s Faculty of Law is designed to prepare lawyers for the changing demands of the legal economy while increasing accessibility and inclusion in the legal field.
Ranging from athletes to activists, corporate leaders to emerging entrepreneurs, the Top 25 Women of Influence™ Award recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of self-identified women who have left their mark over the past year: contributing to the greater good; using their influence to drive positive change; or reaching inspiring heights on a global stage.
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